Lucille's 1913, the nonprofit run by Chris Williams of the popular restaurant Lucille's and brother Ben Williams, founder of Highway Vodka, is back in the news, and for good reason.
The siblings were featured in March on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for the work they were doing to help feed Houstonians, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and primarily in underrepresented communities.
According to the Chronicle, another pair of siblings, Laura and Jeff Parks, watched the report at home in Southern Ohio and felt the Williams family could use their food truck. That truck was originally given to Laura's son Jesse, but he died in 2016 after battling a number of health issues.
So, the Parks drove the truck from Ohio to Houston and gave Lucille's 1913 the truck.
The NBC Nightly News chronicled this as a follow-up to their March story, and the report will air at 5:30 p.m. today. Below is a clip shared by NBC Nightly News.
After learning about the nonprofit Lucille's 1913, Laura and Jeff Parks made a heartfelt donation to help cofounder Chris Williams feed more people — a food truck.— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 26, 2021
Watch our first story on Chris here: https://t.co/aZfHrraBsQ
We'll have more tonight at 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT. pic.twitter.com/fmU09xSY6v